On TV this week, July 6-11

On TV this week

MONDAY

SportsNation, 4 p.m., ESPN2 Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle watched a lot of G4 and decided to do that whole text, e-mail, Twitter and phone audience participation thing, but about sports instead of nerdery. Let's see if it works.

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, 10 p.m., Bravo Kathy wants to write a tell-all book about friends, family and Ryan Seacrest. Isn't that what this show is?

Make 'em Laugh: The Funny Business of America, 10 p.m., PBS The miniseries doc turns to slapstick, focusing on Laurel and Hardy, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, the Marx Brothers, Lucille Ball, and George W. Bush. Well, maybe not that last one.

TUESDAY

SERIES PREMIERE Great American Road Trip, 8 p.m., NBC A reality series that pits seven families on a competitive roadrace along Route 66. So, sort of like Cannonball Run with kids.

NYC Prep, 9 p.m., Bravo Jessie goes on vacation in Florida but is jealous over PC's party trip to Cancun. Like we're chopped liver or something.

SERIES PREMIERE Warehouse 13, 9 p.m., Sci-Fi Two Secret Service agents have to chase down paranormal events while assigned to a warehouse full of supernatural objects. Kind of like if Scully and Mulder had bought a house together.

WEDNESDAY

Tattoo Highway, 10 p.m., A&E Nacho eats a stencil sheet and gets sick. Nobody said tattoo artists were smart.

Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo Chefs Anita Lo, Douglas Rodriguez, John Besh and Mark Peel must cook eggs with one hand literally tied behind their backs. Because you want to do that when handling boiling water and knives. Oh, and Neil Patrick Harris shows up, too.

World's Toughest Prisons, 10 p.m., NatGeo One in Mexico and one in Peru. So hablamos Espanol is a prerequisite, then?

THURSDAY

SEASON PREMIERE Big Brother 11, 8 p.m., CBS We don't really care about this show, but we're hoping St. Pete's Casey Turner is at least a nice enough guy to root for.

Samantha Who?, 8 p.m., ABC Sam hires Andrea to be her VP of legal affairs when Winston hires Sam to be the head of his charity foundation. Now that's how to give things away.

The Fashion Show, 10 p.m. Bravo Drapey gowns with Swarovski crystals on them are the focus. Gee, how could the designers screw that up?

FRIDAY

The Chopping Block, 8 p.m., NBC This whole show has turned into one giant ego stroke for Marco. Pass.

Surviving Suburbia, 8 p.m., ABC Steve encourages Anne to quit volunteer work and get a job. Gee, we bet no one has considered that in this economy.

Mental, 9 p.m., Fox Tourette's syndrome is always good for some cheap laughs, right?

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this week, July 6-11 07/05/09 [Last modified: Sunday, July 5, 2009 5:44pm]

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